History

St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC) Faith Based History

St Vincent’s HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities since 1873. St. Vincent’s Riverside was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916 to provide health services to the sick and the poor of North Florida. St. Luke’s Hospital, now St. Vincent’s Southside was founded in 1873 by three women who saw the need for medical care in the community. It stands as Florida’s oldest private hospital. Out third hospital, St. Vincent’s Clay County, opened in October of 2013.   St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with more than 155,000 associates serving in 36 health ministries in 23 states and the District of Columbia.  From its humble beginning to its current status as a regional healthcare system, St Vincent’s HealthCare is widely recognized for delivering quality, compassionate care. 

Nearly a Century of Care
St. Vincent's Southside
Letter that Launched St. Vincent's
Letters of Daughters of Charity Arrival

Mission & Values

St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC) Mission: Care for the Sick and Poor

SVHC is widely recognized for excellence in patient care. From delivering healthy babies to helping older adults through their final years with dignity, SVHC offers a continuum of care that is unsurpassed in North Florida. The physicians and associates who work at SVHC take pride in living the mission of caring for the sick and poor.

Catholic Identity
Daughters of Charity

Learn how our associates go Above. Beyond. Because

Leadership

St. Vincent's HealthCare Executive Management Team

St.Vincent's Leadership is comprised of a stellar team with diverse healthcare backgrounds that come together to create an exceptional team. Meet our CEO, Moody Chisholm, and the rest of the management team.

Senior Programs

Club 55

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Club 55 program is developed exclusively for residents 55 years and older. This hospital based program is designed to keep our community healthy and active by offering a unique blend of activities, programs and inpatient welcome services.

 

Volunteer

Become a Volunteer at St. Vincent's HealthCare

Our volunteers are special. They are people who care about the needs of others and want to do something to help. They like to be involved and have a common value and belief in service to others. Their dedication provides a significant contribution to our organization by working closely with our staff to serve patients and their families and visitors in a wide range of activities. Sign up to become a volunteer today!

Volunteer at SVHC
Teenage Volunteers
SVHC Auxiliary
Auxiliary History
Auxiliary Gift Shop History

Foundation

St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC) Foundation

The SVHC Foundation exists to support the priorities of the hospital and the needs of the community through a wide range of fundraising activities. Consider offering your support by making a donation today.

Making a Gift
Areas To Support
Donor Recognition
Frequently Asked Questions
Board Members and Staff

Outreach

St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC) Outreach Ministries


We have a commitment to improving the health and lives of all in our community - not just the ones we see as patients. SVHC offers a wide range of outreach programs to aid the members of our community.

Emergency Pregnancy Services
Good Samaritan Fund
Mobile Health Outreach Ministry

Faith Community Nursing
School Nurse Program

News

News at St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC)

SVHC provides the media with news and responds to requests from local, regional and national media. Members of the media should contact the Marketing and Public Relations Department for information about a hospital news release or event, a spokesperson, patient condition information, and permission to photograph or film at the hospital.

Newsroom

For The Media

Mediscoop

Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment(SVHC)

In July 2011, the Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership was formed to conduct the first-ever multi-hospital system and public health sector collaborative community health needs assessment. The Partnership's vision is to improve population health in the region by eliminating the gaps that prevent access to quality, integrated health care and to improve access to resources that support a healthy life style. View the findings, implementation plans, data and resources.


Donate to St. Vincent's HealthCare Foundation Today

Make a difference today by donating online or calling (904) 308-7306.